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									                                      Opportunity to Comment
                         Airstrip Riparian and Meadow Enhancement Project
                                  Fremont-Winema National Forests
                                      Chiloquin Ranger District
                                      Klamath County, Oregon

The Fremont-Winema National Forest, has made a decision to restore riparian and meadow areas by removing
encroaching lodgepole pine and underburning. preliminary assessment that this proposal falls within a category
of actions listed in the Forest Service NEPA Handbook that are excluded from documentation in an
Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement and there are no extraordinary circumstances
that would preclude use of the category (FSH 1909.15, Chapter 31.2-6 – Timber stand and/or wildlife habitat
improvement activities which do not include the use of herbicides or do not require more than one mile of low
standard road.) The project is located in T33S, R11E, Sections 29, 34, and 35; and T34S, R11E, Section 2 on
the Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. A Decision Memorandum detailing the
activity was signed on August 31, 2005 and is available for review at at the Chiloquin Ranger District Office of
the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from:
Kevin Moore, Environmental Coordinator; 38500 Hwy 97 North, Chiloquin, OR 97624, 541-783-4001,
krmoore@fs.fed.us.

This comment period is intended to provide those interested in or affected by this proposal an opportunity to
make their concerns known prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official. This comment period is
being provided pursuant to the September 16, 2005, order issued by the U. S. District Court for the Eastern
District of California in Case No. CIV F-03-6386JKS. Those who provide timely and substantive comments
will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR part 215 regulations.

How to Comment and Timeframe
Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30
calendar days following publication of a notice in the Klamath Falls Herald and News. The publication date in
the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period for this proposal. Those
wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The
regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period.

Written comments must be submitted to: Richard Ragan, District Ranger/Responsible Official, 38500 Hwy 97
North, Chiloquin, OR 97624. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 7:45
AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official’s office during normal business hours via
telephone 541-783-4001 or in person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to
elicit public comments. Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain
text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc) to
                         comments-pacificnorthwest-winema-chiloquin@fs.fed.us
Electronic comments must be submitted as part of the actual e-mail message, or as an attachment in Microsoft
Word, rich text format, or portable document format only. E-mails submitted to e-mail addresses other than the
one listed above, in other formats than those listed, or containing viruses will be rejected.

In cases where no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for
appeal eligibility. If using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification.

It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. It is
the responsibility of persons providing comments by electronic means to ensure that their comments have been
received. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal must meet the information requirements
of 36 CFR 215.6.
Richard Ragan, District Ranger, RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL
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